Moodle editor – Markdown format

The text editor is available in many areas of Moodle and is set to the default Atto editor.

Formatting text options

The Text editor is available for all text areas in Moodle and the format is automatically set to HTML format (Atto being the default editor).

However, if the setting ‘Editor preferences’ from the user menu top right > Preferences is set to ‘Plain text area’, then various format options are available in a dropdown menu below the text area.

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Markdown text format

Markdown format tries to make it easy as possible to type well-formatted XHTML pages using nothing but text written more or less like you would write an email.

It’s very good for writing clean text pages with some headings and some lists but without many links or images. It is an excellent choice when accessibility of the generated page is important.

We have a series of posts about Markdown starting soon.

Stuart Mealor

Managing Director at HRDNZ
Stuart is interested in all things e-learning, with specific interests in Moodle, e-learning strategy, and business development.His experience in education over 30 years, MBA in International Business, and knowledge of e-learning systems implementation, together with graphic design background, give him a unique skill set for e-learning projects.

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Stuart is interested in all things e-learning, with specific interests in Moodle, e-learning strategy, and business development. His experience in education over 30 years, MBA in International Business, and knowledge of e-learning systems implementation, together with graphic design background, give him a unique skill set for e-learning projects.

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